9-Year-Old Is The Youngest Female Author To Publish A Chapter Book In The U.S.

Talent is often exhibited in the youth, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive when they put it on full display. Proving this point, nine-year-old Anaya Lee Willabus has published her first book, The Day Mohan Found His Confidence.

While this would be a major achievement for anyone, Willabus made history. The Brooklyn native is the youngest female author to publish a chapter book in the United States, according to the Huffington Post.

Texas School Assembly On Rape And Domestic Abuse Leaves Students In Tears

School assemblies are pretty much hit or miss opportunities. The attention of younger students is hard to keep and approaching them the wrong way could shut them out entirely. But a recent assembly at a Texas school about rape and domestic abuse reportedly got off on the wrong foot and got even worse as time went on.

According to the Root, a speaker visited Humble High School to speak to ninth and tenth grade girls for International Women’s Day. The conversation started off with positive messages of self-love, but became problematic when the speaker singled out a group of girls in the audience.

Detroit Public Schools May Close After April 8 Due To Lack Of Funds

Detroit Public Schools have been in an uncomfortable financial situation for a few years now. Teachers have had to take pay cuts in various forms and DPS is in hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.

The current financial strain may get even more serious in less than a month when it could potentially run out of funds and leave up to 46,000 kids without schools, according to FOX2 Detroit.

Obama Cuts Funding for Christian-Based Abstinence Sex-Ed Program

President Obama has proposed a budget for 2017, which removes a $10 million annual grant that goes towards funding “abstinence-only” sexual education classes in public schools. By getting rid of this money, Obama ends the financial incentive for states to continue to teach this one-sided sexual education program.

Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Visits To Elementary Schools In D.C.

The most endearing thing about President Barack Obama doesn’t have anything to do with him directly. It’s actually his family, especially his wife, Michelle Obama.

Over the past few years, the First Lady has danced with kids in the White House and even made an appearance on popular kids shows. If you were somehow under the belief that she wasn’t absolutely the coolest First Lady ever, a recent video showing her surprising elementary school students should change that.

Illinois High School Performs Mock Slave Auction Skit

There’s been a longstanding separation between schools in the city of Chicago and its suburbs. To help bridge that gap, events like the Illinois Junior Classical Convention are held to bring them all under one roof. But during this past weekend at the Westin in Itasca, things took a turn for the worst.

Students of Barrington High School were caught on video performing a skit that included the depiction of a slave auction. Parents and students of the South Side’s Kenwood Academy, some of which were in attendance, were appalled.

Did We Do Enough To Save Chicago State University? Not At All.

Less than 24 hours after Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hosted a rally at Chicago State University, all 900 employees of the university received layoff notices. The layoffs appear to be the final blow in the nearly 8 month battle between Chicago State (as well as other predominantly-Black public colleges) and Illinois politicians. But while many have directed their anger over the budget impasse at Springfield, primarily towards Republican governor Bruce Rauner, one thing is certain: Chicago itself did not do enough to save CSU.